March 13, 2009 by Lisa Montgomery
It’s time to get a handle on your phone bills, you say?
Xtreme Technology Corporation may have a solution that’ll put more dollars in your wallet. The company recently added a new feature to its Xlink device that gives users that ability to use regular home phones to make Skype calls.
The Xconnect feature supports both Skype to Skype and Skype to home phone calls. As with previous Xlink devices, you can still use your home phones to make calls via your cell phone service.
Setting up the Xlink couldn’t be easier. The device connects to a PC via USB cable. When you receive a Skype call on your PC, all the home phones will ring with a distinctive cadence to alert you that your Skype account is receiving a call. The caller’s Skype name will appear on the phone’s Caller ID.
The cellphone capability allowed Xlink users to eliminate their land line accounts. Now with the Xconnect feature you can use Skype to call internationally, long distance or next door for free.
The Xconnect software is free and available at Myxlink.com.
The Xlink device retails for $99-$119.
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Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.
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